William “Bud” Evans Wyche, Jr. ’64

William “Bud” Evans Wyche, Jr. ’64, 67, died June 27 at his home in High Point, N.C. He had been in declining health for the last three years. Wyche, although born in Los Angeles, spent most of his years as a North Carolinian. He was the son of William Evans and Jennie Tomlin Wyche of High Point. He attended Davidson, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. A retired career Coast Guard officer, he taught SAR at OCS in Yorktown, Va., and his commands included the four bases that made up the U.S. Coast Guard Group Atlantic City: commanding officer of USCG Cape Fox in Miami, OPS officer on USCG cutter Alert in Cape May, and OPS on the USCG cutter Hollyhock in Miami. He also taught sonar navigation at Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Va. He served in Vietnam as CO USCG of cutter Point Welcome in Da Nang, Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star with V Device for Valor; CG Unit Commendation Ribbon, Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross with Palm, Command at Sea, etc.). Before civilian retirement, he was formerly owner of Wyche Enterprises and co-owner of Wilden Company LLC in High Point. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. Mary’s; the Military Officers Association, High Point American Business Club, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Ann Swindell Wyche, 104 Brantley Cir., High Point, NC 27262; two sons, William Evans Wyche III and Jonathan Gilbert Wyche; four grandchildren, William Evans Wyche IV, Victoria Guard, Ryan Alexander Wyche, and Jeffrey David Wyche; a sister, Lucy Wyche Rapp; and a brother, Herbert Tomlin Wyche.